UK CPNI Releases Spear Phishing Paper

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The United Kingdom's Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has recently released a paper titled "Spear Phishing - Understanding the Threat;" this document provides guidance on how spear phishing attacks work, whether you are likely to be a target, and the steps organizations can take to manage the risks. CPNI is the UK's government authority for providing physical, personnel and information security advice to critical national infrastructure.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the CPNI document as well as US-CERT ST04-014, "Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks."

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